Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Speaking With A Minn. Workers' Compensation Lawyer

Often times, when I first speak with a new potential client or someone who has questions about Minnesota workers’ compensation, it's the first time they've ever spoken with a lawyer, and they're nervous about talking to an attorney.

When you call me or schedule a time to meet with me or another workers’ compensation lawyer, we’re regular people, just like you. We have families, pets, hobbies…just like you. Please don’t be feel nervous about talking to us. I don’t bite…I promise! In fact, if you come in on a Friday, you might just catch me in jeans and a sweatshirt.

As lawyers, one of the most important parts of our job is listening. When we first meet with you, a good portion of our meeting is spent listening to you describe your work, your injuries, and what has transpired since that time in terms of your medical care, your work, and how the insurance company has been handling your case. We will ask you specific questions to find out specific information to analyze your case. Based on that, we explain your workers’ compensation rights, discuss issues, strengths, and weaknesses of your case, and make recommendations as to how to proceed to best protect your rights. We’ll also answer any questions you have about your rights, the workers’ compensation process, and our recommendations.

Before you meet with us, don’t spend time over-analyzing your case. Analyzing your case is our job as your lawyer. Every day, our job is to apply the law to the facts of a case. We will explain how your case fits within the law, and ways in which the law can impact your situation.

Be honest with us. Our conversations are confidential. Anything you tell us is held in confidence, and our advice is confidential. When we’re evaluating our case, tell us anything you think is important. If there are things you think may be harmful to your case, it’s important that you let us know about those things to give you an honest assessment of your case. Often, we speak with potential clients who are worried about telling us about prior conditions or injuries. Very, very often, those things that you’re worried about won’t actually hurt your case. The more honest you are with me, the better I can analyze your case, and the more accurate advice I can give you. 

Our job is to give you an honest assessment of your case, not to give you a sales pitch. If you’ve got a solid case, I’ll tell you. If you have a weak case, I’ll tell you. If you don’t have a case, I’ll tell you. All cases have strengths, and all cases have weaknesses. My job is to evaluate and analyze those things and give you an honest assessment.

We provide free, no-obligation Minnesota workers’ compensation case consultations. Part of my job is to help you understand your rights based on the facts of your case. Speaking with a Minnesota workers’ compensation lawyer doesn’t have to be stressful. In fact, most of the time, after meeting with me for the first time, injured workers feel less stressed about their circumstances. Knowledge is a powerful thing, and knowing your workers’ compensation rights can help you feel more in control of your situation. Call Meuser & Associate at 877-746-5680 or click here to send us an email for a free, no-obligation workers’ compensation consultation.


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